Hearings

The Environment Court will be holding a hearing into the provisions of Plan Change 7 and matters raised in submissions and further submissions.  Further information about the court's practice and procedures can be found on the General Information page.

On this page you can find:

Hearing Schedule

The draft hearing schedule is below.  Please note this is subject to change.

Hearing Schedule as at 12 April 2021 [PDF, 280 KB]

If you have questions or queries about the hearing schedule, please contact Glen Cooper or Rebecca Jackson on:

Getting to the Hearing

The Hearings for weeks 1, 2, 3 and 7 will be held in the Hutton Theatre of the Otago Museum. Information about finding the Hutton Theatre is provided below:

The Hearings for weeks 4, 5 and 6 will be held in the Cromwell Presbyterian Church.  Information about finding the Cromwell Presbyterian Church is provided below:

Event Notices

Notices for all court events including mediation, expert conferencing and hearings can be found on the Notice of Court Events page.

Evidence:

File name format: [Date Filed] - [Party Name] - [Evidence Type] - [Witness Name] - [Discipline] - [Date of Evidence]

Until evidence is produced in court by witness, the statement is not regarded as ‘evidence’.  Note: There may also be minor changes (e.g. grammar) between the time of uploading onto the court’s website and the witness being sworn in (or affirmed) at the hearing.

Parties' Evidence

Grouped by party - if you believe you have filed evidence and it is not listed (or is listed/linked incorrectly) please contact us immediately

Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates Ltd Partnership (ANZFW)

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Central Otago Environmental Society (COES)

Director-General of Conservation

Federated Farmers of New Zealand (FFNZ)

GlenAyr Ltd – EiC – H D Sangster – 1 Feb 2021 [PDF, 4.9 MB]

Glenshee Station Limited - EiC - M E Hore - 4 Feb 2021 [PDF, 4.4 MB]

Grape Vision Ltd - Horticulture – see OWRUG & Grape Vision Ltd - EiC - J Dicey

Hamilton Runs Ltd - EiC - filed 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 3.3 MB]

Hill, D R & S A - see OWRUG, Lauder Water Users Group, Lauder Creek Ltd, DR & SA Hill - EiC - K Heckler - 5 Feb 2021

Horticulture New Zealand Limited (HortNZ)

J R Webb & Sons Ltd - EiC - J S Webb - 5 February 2021 [PDF, 153 KB]

Landpro Limited

Lauder Water Users Group and Lauder Creek Ltd - see OWRUG, Lauder Water Users Group, Lauder Creek Ltd, DR & SA Hill - EiC - K Heckler - 5 Feb 2021

Leaning Rock Cherries Ltd - EiC - E Weaver- 5 February 2021 [PDF, 242 KB]

McArthur Ridge Vineyard Ltd, Mount Dunstan Estates Ltd, Strath Clyde Water Ltd (McArthur Ridge)

Maniototo Irrigation Companies (Maniototo ICs)

Martin, G N

Martin, G N - EiC - 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 221 KB]

Martin, G N - EiC - water permits plan change public report - 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Minister for the Environment (MfE)

Ngā Rūnanga

Otago Fish & Game Council and Central South Island Fish & Game Council (Fish & Game)

Otago Water Resources User Group (OWRUG)

Pisa Irrigation Company Ltd - see OWRUG & Pisa IC Ltd - EiC - G R Collier - Economics - 4 Feb 2021

Southern Lakes Holdings Ltd (SLHL)

Territorial Authorities (Central Otago, Clutha, Queenstown Lakes & Waitaki District Councils & Dunedin City Council)

Trustpower Limited (Trustpower)

WISE Response Society Inc (WISE)

Otago Regional Council

 Otago Regional Council - Summary of Evidence

 ORC - Summary of Evidence - Tom de Pelsemaeker - 8 March 2021 [PDF, 144 KB]

 ORC - Summary of Evidence - Sean Leslie - 8 March 2021 [PDF, 113 KB]

 ORC - Summary of Evidence - Simon Wilson - 8 March 2021 [PDF, 106 KB]

 ORC - Summary of Evidence - Julie Everett-Hincks - 8 March 2021 [PDF, 109 KB]

 ORC - Summary of Evidence - Richard Allibone - 8 March 2021 [PDF, 122 KB]

Otago Regional Council - Further Evidence

Tom De Pelsemaeker - Supplementary Evidence - deemed permit priorities - 24 March 2021 [PDF, 154 KB]

Simon wilson - Supplementary Evidence - 14 March 2021 [PDF, 111 KB]

Tom de Pelsemaeker - Supplementary Evidence - 14 March 2021 [PDF, 198 KB]

Alexandra King - Evidence - 14 Marc 2021 [PDF, 248 KB]

Joanna Gilroy - Evidence - 13 March 2021 [PDF, 20 MB]

Otago Regional Council's - Evidence in Reply

ORC - Reply - Tom de Pelsemaeker - Planning - Memorandum of Counsel - 5 March 2021

ORC - Reply - Antonius Snelder - Water Quality - Memorandum of Counsel - 3 March 2021 [PDF, 103 KB]

ORC - Reply - Tom de Pelsemaeker - Planning - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 605 KB]

ORC - Reply - Julie Everett-Hincks - Science Work Programme - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 163 KB] [PDF, 599 KB]

ORC - Reply - Richard Allibone - Freshwater Ecology - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 214 KB]

ORC - Reply - Sean Leslie - Water Use - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 599 KB]

ORC - Reply - Simon Wilson - Schedule 10A.4 - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 166 KB]

ORC - Reply - Ton Snelder - Water Quality - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 1.1 MB]

 Otago Regional Council - Evidence in Chief

ORC - EiC - Tom de Pelsemaeker - Planning - recommended decisions on submissions [PDF, 106 KB]

ORC - EiC - Tom de Pelsemaeker - Planning - 7 December 2020 [PDF, 938 KB]

ORC - EiC - Julie Everett-Hincks - Science Work Programme - 7 December 2020 [PDF, 236 KB]

ORC - EiC - Richard Allibone - Freshwater Ecology - 7 December 2020 [PDF, 5.5 MB]

ORC - EiC - Roderick Henderson - Hydrology - 7 December 2020 [PDF, 1.1 MB]

ORC - EiC - Sean Leslie - Water Use - 7 December 2020 [PDF, 1.9 MB]

ORC - EiC - Simon Wilson - Schedule 10A.4 - 7 December 2020 [PDF, 291 KB]

Cross Examination Notices

File name format: [Date Filed] - notice- cross-examination - [Date of notice]

Otago Regional Council's Further Evidence

2021-03-17  D-G of Conservation - Notice - cross-examination - 17 March 2021 [PDF, 52 KB]

2021-03-16  Ngā Rūnanga - Notice - cross-examination - 16 March 2021 [PDF, 221 KB]

2021-03-16  Fish & Game - Memo - cross-examination - 16 March 2021 [PDF, 131 KB]

2021-03-16  Trustpower - Memo - cross-examination - 16 March 2021 [PDF, 159 KB]

2021-03-16  MfE - Memo - cross-examination - 16 March 2021 [PDF, 159 KB]

2021-03-16  OWRUG & TAs - Memo - cross-examination - 16 March 2021 [PDF, 93 KB]

2021-03-16  G Martin - Memo - cross-examinatoin - 16 March 2021 [PDF, 81 KB] (Note: Judge Borthwick has directed that Mr Martin's cross-examination may only be in relation to supplementary evidence & Mr Martin has therefore withdrawn his notice).

Otago Regional Council's Evidence in Reply

2021-02-26 - Trustpower - notice - cross-examination - 26 February 2021 [PDF, 424 KB]

2021-02-26 - Forest & Bird - notice - cross-examination - 26 February 2021 [PDF, 539 KB]

2021-02-26 - OWRUG - notice - cross-examination - 26 February 2021 [PDF, 93 KB]

2021-02-26 - Territorial Authorities - notice - cross-examination - 26 February 2021 [PDF, 120 KB]

Parties' Evidence in Chief

2021-02-19 - ORC - notice - cross-examination - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 119 KB] (including application for leave to exceed cross examination limits)

2021-02-19 - D-G Conservation - notice - cross-examinaton - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 52 KB]

2021-02-19 - Fish & Game - notice - cross-examination - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 228 KB]

2021-02-19 - Ministry for the Environment - notice - cross-examiniation - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 163 KB]

2021-02-19 - Ngā Rūnanga - notice - cross-examiniation - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 248 KB]

2021-02-19- OWRUG - notice - cross-examination - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 51 KB]

2021-02-19 - Territorial Authorities - notice - cross-examination - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 74 KB]

2021-02-19 - Trustpower - notice - cross-examination - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 423 KB]

2021-02-17 - Forest and Bird - notice - cross-examination - 17 February 2021 [PDF, 549 KB]

Otago Regional Council's Evidence in Chief

2021-02-11 - Territorial Authorities - notice - cross-examination - 4 February 2021 [PDF, 74 KB]

2021-02-05 - Fish & Game - notice - cross-examination - 9 Feb 2021 [PDF, 129 KB] 

2021-02-05 - D-G Conservation - notice - cross-examination - 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 52 KB]

WITHDRAWN 4  March 2021 2021-02-05 - HortNZ - notice - cross-examination - 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 61 KB]

2021-02-05 – McArthur Ridge Vineyard Ltd, Mount Dunstan Estates Ltd & Strath Clyde Water Ltd – notice – cross-examination – 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 510 KB]

2021-02-05 – Martin, G – notice – cross-examination – 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 101 KB]

2021-02-05 – MfE – notice – cross-examination – 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 161 KB]

2021-02-05 - Ngā Rūnanga – notice – cross-examination – 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 221 KB]

2021-02-05 – OWRUG – notice – cross-examination – 4 Feb 2021 [PDF, 45 KB]

2021-02-05 – Trustpower – notice – cross-examination – 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 408 KB]

Joint Witness Statements

File name format: [Date Filed] - JWS - [Expert Type] - [Topic] - [Date of JWS]

2021-04-08- JWS - Planners - 8 April 2021 [PDF, 1.4 MB]

2021-04-08 Attachment 1 - Draft amendments to PC7 as amended at planner conference - final [PDF, 356 KB]

2021-03-31-ORC - JWS - Community Water Supply - 31 March 2021 [PDF, 701 KB]

2021-03-30 - ORC - JWS - Hydroelectricity generation - 30 March 2021 [PDF, 659 KB]

2021-03-26 - ORC - JWS - Technical Schedule - Primary Sector  (24-25 March 2021) - 26 March 2021 [PDF, 408 KB]

Legal Submissions / Records of Amendments Sought

File name format: [Date] - [Party Name] - [Topic] - [Opening / Closing / Further]

2021-04-11 - Landpro and Others - Opening Representation  [PDF, 189 KB]

2021-04-07 - ORC - legal submissions - scope [PDF, 266 KB]

2021-03-26 ORC PC 7 legal submissions [PDF, 180 KB]

2021-03-23 OWRUG - PC7 - opening submissions [PDF, 311 KB]

2021-03-18 Fish & Game - PC7 - opening submissions [PDF, 298 KB]

2021-03-15 Director-General of Conservation - PC7 - opening submissions [PDF, 246 KB]

2021-03-15 Minister for the Environment - PC7 - opening submissions [PDF, 471 KB]

2021-03-11 Ngā Rūnanga - PC7 - opening submissions [PDF, 443 KB]

2021-03-08  ORC - PC7 - opening submissions [PDF, 226 KB]

Common Bundle

Filed by ORC on 19 March 2021

ORC - Outline Conditions for Surface Water Takes [PDF, 176 KB]

Filed by ORC on 1 March 20201

Index [PDF, 96 KB]

Volume 1 [PDF, 3.9 MB]

Volume 2 [PDF, 3.4 MB]

Volume 3 [PDF, 2.7 MB]

Volume 4 [PDF, 4 MB]

Volume 5 [PDF, 14 MB]

Volume 6 [PDF, 3.3 MB]

Volume 7 [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Filed by agreement between OWRUG & ORC on 27 January 2021

1.  State of the Environment Surface Water Quality in Otago (2006 to 2017) [PDF, 5.8 MB]

2.a. Water Quality in Otago Report Card (July 2015 - June 2020) [PDF, 1.1 MB]

2.b. Individual Report Cards

Arrow Basin Report Card [PDF, 273 KB]

Cardrona and Pisa Report Card [PDF, 318 KB]

Catlins Report Card [PDF, 184 KB]

Clutha Delta Report Card [PDF, 305 KB]

Dunedin Report Card [PDF, 291 KB]

Glenorchy Report Card [PDF, 303 KB]

Kakanui Report Card [PDF, 284 KB]

Kyeburn Report Card [PDF, 264 KB]

Lawrence Report Card [PDF, 321 KB]

Lower Lindis Report Card [PDF, 299 KB]

Lower Manuherikia Report Card [PDF, 305 KB]

Maniototo Report Card [PDF, 297 KB]

Maungatua Report Card [PDF, 267 KB]

Nevis and Earnscleugh Report Card [PDF, 227 KB]

Pomahaka Report Card [PDF, 337 KB]

Shag Report Card [PDF, 322 KB]

Shotover Report Card [PDF, 260 KB]

Strath Taieri Report Card [PDF, 275 KB]

Styx Report Card [PDF, 255 KB]

Taieri Plains Report Card [PDF, 231 KB]

Teviot Report Card [PDF, 275 KB]

Tokomairiro Report Card [PDF, 310 KB]

Upper Lindis Report Card [PDF, 282 KB]

Upper Manuherekia Report Card [PDF, 289 KB]

Upper Pomahaka Report Card [PDF, 311 KB]

Waianakarua Report Card [PDF, 295 KB]

Waikouaiti Report Card [PDF, 298 KB]

Waiwera Report Card [PDF, 289 KB]

Wanaka Hawea Lakes Report Card [PDF, 281 KB] 

3. Deemed Permit Report to MfE

Current Water Apps - 15 December 2020 [XLS, 96 KB]

Deemed Permit Report - 15 December 2020 [PDF, 59 KB]

4. Hydrology Monitoring Sites

Groundwater A1 [PDF, 19 MB]

Hydrology Monitoring Sites - Advisory note P. Stevenson TL Environmental Monitoring - 27 January 2021 [DOCX, 15 KB]

ORC Hydrology and Rainfull Sites - 29 January 2021 [XLSX, 35 KB]

Rainfall A1 [PDF, 22 MB]

Surface Water A1 [PDF, 21 MB]

5. Water Permit Data Record

Water Permit Data Record Spreadsheet - 27 January 2021 [XLSX, 1.1 MB]

Notes for Interpreting Water Permit Data Record Spreadsheet [DOCX, 35 KB]

Exhibits

File name format: [Date] - [Exhibit No] - [Produced by] - [description]

2021-03-19 - Fish & Game 1 - Proposed National Environmental Standard on Ecological Flows and Water Level - produced by ORC as at 19 March 2021 [PDF, 495 KB]

2021-03-15  Trustpower 1- Extract from s 32 Evaluation of Proposed NPS FM 2020 dated 22 July 2020 [PDF, 175 KB]

2021-03-09  ORC 1 - Deemed Permit Status Report as at 8 March 2021 [PDF, 82 KB]

Hearing Transcripts

File name format: Transcript - Hearing - [Topic] - [Dates covered]

Please note: To provide the transcript as fast as we can, it has not been extensively checked and may contain errors and omissions. If you notice a significant error or ommission please advise us via ORC@justice.govt.nz, noting the date and time the error or ommission occured, as soon as possible.

Transcript - Hearing - PC7 - 8 to 26 March 2021 [PDF, 7.2 MB]

The transcript will be updated with each day's proceedings as they become available.

Video and Audio Recordings of Hearings

Please note that audio recordings of the hearings have been moved and are now located with the video recordings of the hearings. 

Video and audio of the Hearing will be uploaded and made available on the Video and Audio of Hearing page.

 

 

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